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May 11, 2003, 01:00 AM
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Repair, Repair, Repair

I know this is mainly for electric power but I have a general question on rc planes.

I have a Thunder Tiger 40 trainer. The ribs on the wing and fuse are covered with a thin plastic like wrap.

I had a crash today and punctured a hole in the top of the wing, how do I go about repairing this?

Thanks for all your help in advance.

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May 11, 2003, 02:29 AM
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Just get some covering material and iron it on over the hole or if the damage isn't too big put some tape over it.
May 11, 2003, 01:03 PM
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Just any kind of tape? or something like duct tape or masking tape? Thanks

May 11, 2003, 01:05 PM
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Use clear package tape or scotch tape.
May 12, 2003, 09:52 PM
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thanks! you have saved my plane

May 14, 2003, 08:40 AM
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Tape will fix minor holes, but if you tear a wing panel you will need to simply replace it with the appropriate covering. Your 40-size plane is probably covered in something like Monokote, so go down to your LHS and get a roll of the same stuff in the correct color. Then you can remove the damaged material between the ribs and iron on a new panel to fit (allowing 1/4" or so overlap for sealing). You'll hardly notice the seams!

Cheers, Phil
May 20, 2003, 10:28 PM
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Hello Dr. Phil,

This is the first time, that I've seen you here


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